Shanghai McDonalds Slashes McNuggets Price By Nearly Half As Birdflu Fears Drive Away Buyers

Tyler Durden's picture

How do you know when the people "just say no" to chicken over rampant bird flu concerns? When even McDonalds (whose ad campaign for the past decade "I am loving it" continues to be an anagram for "ailing vomit") is forced to slash chicken-related prices, in this case the 20 piece McNuggets, from CNY36 to CNY20. Pretty soon not even giving away the McMystery meat will clear out the shelves of all chicken-related fast food first in Shanghai and soon elsewhere in China. Finally, we dread to imagine the horrors that will befall Yum (read China KFC sales), now that after so much pain, the fast-food chain had finally reported a modest bounce in Chinese sales. So much for that.

h/t Rob Schmitz

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OMG's picture

Taste like chicken

zorba THE GREEK's picture

You couldn't make this s--t up if you tried.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Central planners somewhere in Berlin must be upset.

LetThemEatRand's picture

McNuggets -- now with real food flavoring.

palmereldritch's picture

They gotta get ahead of this story...maybe have the virus re-named Mc5D7...surely the naming rights are available?!

boogerbently's picture

Those "already purchased" McNuggets WILL be sold somewhere.

Let's see.......who has tons of regulations, but the least actual regulation.....

palmereldritch's picture

That would be a killer distribution model...

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is once let McNugget cool before ingesting. Bad idea. Taste is funny, so slash remaining nugget open to view content. Worst idea.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Now, Boris is wonder, what is ingredient of McRibs? How is rib with no bone!? Where is to find boneless pig? Chinese river?

Son of Loki's picture

"21,000 thousand chicken nuggets were found floating in a river in China just one week after 16,000 dead pigs were pulled out rivers near Shanghai."


Nothing would surprise me at this point.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Innovative Chinese factory is can melt down river flotsam and make injection mold plastic toy to sell to Amerika!

pods's picture

There should be no fear of bird flu transmission from "McNuggets."

The scary thing is WHY you should have no fear.


knukles's picture

This is all easily fixable.
Reading an article about mislabeled foodstuffs the other day, one of the things cited was calamari rings being imported from China really being sliced pig anus and sphincter muscles.
So forget the chicken.

Anus McNuggets

Altho that does sound somewhat Scottish, eh laddie?

With a side of Sphincter in a Kilt

Anus McPuckers

I mean really, who the fuck cares anymore?  There is no such thing as an insurrection these days for the status quo is fucking everything royally on its very little own anyhow....
We're killing ourselves off quite nicely, thank you


akak's picture

Anus McNuggets!

Yo Anus McNuggets

Yo Anus McNugget

Yo An Anus McNugget

Yo An Anus Nugget Mc

An An Yo Nugget Mcus

An An Yo Nugget Mus

An An Yo Nu Mus

An An Nu Yo Mus

An An No Yo Mus

An An On Y O Mus


Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Akak, you are take to drink and is make no sense. Boris is happy to join!

boogerbently's picture

I don't want to eat that, I'll die.

Oh, well for HALF PRICE......OK.

Canoe Driver's picture

That made me laugh. Awesome.

Kiwi Pete's picture

At least you die happy round eye.

Rogue Trooper's picture

Yep, just when I think that the sarcasm 'indicator' on the Hedge comments section has gone over board, we get this.

WTF... nothing can surprise me from now on.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

They already cut the price of McRibs when the pigs came a floating.

All we need now is hoof and mouth and the whole menu will be on the 1$ menu.

kliguy38's picture

Its getting surreal.....but the great equalizer is nature and she is coming fast China with the weapons grade bird flu we sent ya.....that should slow ya down

Gringo Viejo's picture

Shar Pei McNuggets: A hint of tanginess, but not overbearing

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Bullish for JKC (Just Killed Cat), Chinese citizenism fastfood franchise much the happiness.

ziggy59's picture

Is there chicken or white slime in those things, anyway?

Banksters's picture


Authorities say a Florida woman called 911 three times after McDonald's employees told her they were out of McNuggets. A spokesman for McDonalds said that this was unusual because most customers don’t call 911 until after they’ve eaten McDonalds.


Pseudo Anonym's picture

it's white slime posing as restructured chicken meat

Is there chicken or white slime in those things, anyway?

akak's picture

Melamine: The other white slime.

jimmyjames's picture

chicken deflation

booboo's picture

I'm lovin it.

eigenvalue's picture

I prefer beef to chicken. Chicken contains too many calories and makes me fat.

stock trout's picture

At least with beef you know you're eating an animal relatively free of diseases...the horse. 

U4 eee aaa's picture

I would be OK eating the horse they give me but I hate picking out bits of the saddle and jockey

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Chicken ain't nothing but a bird.

U4 eee aaa's picture

It is the politically correct way for a mega corp to give you the bird

RafterManFMJ's picture

Well that's strange. It's well known that Chicken McNuggets are made from Styrofoam so I don't get the connection.

ekm's picture

I can't stop laughing.......:)

ekm's picture

Exactly the same flu, badly, badly, badly needed for Crude Oil price and DOW, S&P

ziggy59's picture

What about KF(?)?

Rusty Diggins's picture

Still finger licken' good...

HardwoodAg's picture

Aw, so ownwy cost hawf az much twoo dwie.

Yen Cross's picture

    I wouldn't want to be a dog or cat in China right now.